Here is the simplest, tastiest casserole ever. I love this because it takes all of about ten minutes to do and then you just leave it in the oven. For some reason, the taste of beef and Guinness is a perfect combination. Of course, you can use another brand of beer if you prefer, but this has always worked for me. Studies have shown that Guinness can be beneficial to the heart. Researchers found that antioxidant compounds in Guinness, similar to those found in certain fruits and vegetables, are responsible for health benefits because they slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls. At one time in England (not so long ago) pregnant women were able to obtain Guinness on prescription free on the National Health Service because of the high levels of Iron in it. Sadly, those days have been replaced with an era of political correctness and CCTV cameras, but that’s another story. Also, this is a very economical way to eat beef, because we are using a much less expensive cut of meat than say, sirloin.


1lb braising or stewing steak, cut into four steaks
2 onions, sliced
6 oz Guinness
1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
2 tablespoons Oil
1 cup Seasoned flour
2 medium size carrots

First, pour a couple of tablespoons of oil into the casserole dish and heat on a medium heat.
Peel and slice the onions and carrots.
Roll the meat in the seasoned flour and fry in the dish for long enough to get a nice brown color. Remove the meat and set aside.
Now, add the sliced onions and fry until they are also beginning to brown. Arrange the meat on top of the onions and add the Guinness , carrots and Worcester sauce, with a little salt and pepper.
Cover the casserole with a lid and cook in the oven for about 3 hours.
I like to serve this with either mashed , boiled or roast potatoes and a mixture of winter vegetables – just use whatever is in season at the time. This goes well with just about anything including squash, broccoli and sweet potatoes. I guarantee a juicy, tender piece of beef cooking it this way – it is almost impossible to get this wrong. Enjoy~!